Gary Cahill leaves Crystal Palace after two seasons

Sun 01 August 2021 | 12:46

The former Chelsea defender becomes a free agent ahead of the next Premier League season.

Gary Cahill

has announced his departure from

Crystal Palace

after spending two years at the club. The former Bolton and Aston Villa defender was not able to reach an agreement with the Eagles over a contract extension.

"After much thought and deliberation, I can confirm that I have left Crystal Palace FC after an enjoyable two years.”

Cahill wrote on his

Instagram account


"I have really enjoyed my time at the club and I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved at the club, especially the fans and staff who welcomed me into their South London family.

"It's been a privilege to play at Selhurst Park, especially in that first season where I got to experience the atmosphere that the Eagles fans create on a match day. Playing in front of the Holmesdale Road stand is a memory that I will cherish in particular.

"I would like to wish the club all the best for the future and wish them every success for the coming season."

Having left Chelsea as a free agent, Cahill joined Crystal Palace in 2019. The former England international featured in 47 matches for the Eagles across all competitions, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

Crystal Palace have already signed center-back duo

Marc Guehi


Joachim Andersen

ahead of the next season. The south London club are looking to bolster their squad under

Patrick Vieira

, who joined the club after the departure of Roy Hodgson.

The Eagles will play a pre-season friendly against Watford on August 7.

source: SportMob

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